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this at your home or you are here in the audience, it's an extraordinary book about his time running abc news in 1997-2010. he was therefore all of the big moments of our recent history, and of all personalities and the broadcasting journalism business, so it's a delight and a real welcome. >> thank you very much. great to be with you. [applause] >> before i get into your book i just want to ask you about your own trajectory. did you ever plan on -- where we you brought up? did you every think about being in journalism as a teenager or college student? >> i'm a proud michigander, north of here. yeah, exactly, from flint, believe it or not. i was born in flint, michigan. i went to law school and became a lawyer and clerk for justice powell of the supreme court. was a lawyer and was planning to do that for my career in washington. was plucked to be general counsel of the parent company of abc back in 81. i did that for a few years. through a roundabout way i ended up becoming president of abc news. it's not something i ever saw to do. even when what to do it i did it because we need secession p
little boys and the six women who taught and guided them. our ern tire -- entire abc news team is on the grounds tonight and we begin with the portraits of the lives lost. ♪ this is an abc news special report. tragedy at sandy hook. >> good evening to all of you, i'm diane sawyer, here with george stephanopoulos at abc htd quarters in new york and we sboin you on the air this sunday night because the people of newtown, connecticut are holding a vigil and president obama is about to speak. he is in the auditorium at the ne newtown high school, about a mile from where so many lost their lives. >> the president landed earlier today. four times now as president he's had this somber task. this may be the most wrenching one, we saw the president get choked up talking about this on friday. we should advise everyone at home this could be difficult for young family members to watch. >> the president has always said the hardest and most important thing he does is try to fill a hole in the hearts of those suffering with words. i want to go to david muir outside the high school right now
. we begin with abc news reporter laura anthony live in the community still reeling from the shooting that took 27 lives. laura? >> reporter: that's right, ama. the community is still reeling and starting to heal a little bit. in the meantime we learned new information. we learned adam lanza, the shooter, and his mother who was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun cuts i
for comment. live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> all right. thank you. police in san francisco's bay view helped safe the live of an aabandoned baby. the mother apparently giving birth on the street then covered in blood went to a homeless shelter looking for help. they called 911 but the woman left. only to return with a newborn. >> she was hysterical saying she wanted to come n she came back with the baby she to not want come in. >> the woman refused to go inside of the shelter seen handing her baby fwoi a man on the street. police responded and rushed the unresponsive baby to the hospital. both mother and child are expected to recover. in california you can give up your newborn to save surrender site within 72 hours of giving birth. it can be given to a hospital, fire station or loca local -- location with this logo. there it s blue and white house with a baby in the center. save location to surrender a newborn. >> driver crashing into a toddler's bedroom is facing driving under the influence and hit and run charges. a 2-year-old san jose girl sleeping in her crib this morning when a s
and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman owkn. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there was some smoke damage to the house next to it. one person has been confirmed dead, and they are finishing up at the scene. the fire officials tell me they will board it up as a crime scene so police and arson in
now, abc2 news at 11:00. >> a winter storm now blowing out of maryland, but why we will still feel one impact tomorrow. >> a delusional sociopath. >> fighting to get money back from the man they say they trusted. >> and with tablets and smart phones, is your family's cell phone bill out of control? abc2 news at 11:00 starts right now. >> and we begin tonight with what is happening right now with the weather. even everyone. the bad weather not taking any time off any time soon. chief meteorologist starts us off. >> the wind becoming a bigger concern through the day tomorrow. power outages possible. winds up to 40 as the storm moves further away from maryland. there is still some rain and snow shower to the west, but they are a little overdone an the radar loop. taking a closer look here, you can see these are lightly scattered rain and snow showers. i don't expect these to produce much accumulation, however, the wind will continue to be a factor tonight and through the day tomorrow in particular. wind gusts reaching 40 at a minimum. high wind advisory up. we have seen gusts up to 4
. it happened at san jose city college. abc7 news reporter john alston is there live with the latest for us. john? >> carolyn, that all clear came at 7:45. no shots were fired. no gunman was found. for about four hours, no one was quite sure. heavily-armed officers from san jose city college and the city police department swarmed over the campus where hundreds of students were in the middle of their exienl exams. their final exams. the officers searched all five floors of the technology building. >> the scarest part of the evening was when the police came in with their guns basically up. >> on the third floor were journalism students from the san jose college times who took pictures as the drama unfolded. reporters and photographers with the best vantage point. >> they came through the side door, the adjoining classroom and ordered us hands up, drop your cameras, drop whatever you are doing. at which point they told us what they were going to do. they were going to frisk us, check our bags and let us out. >> the search began around 4:30 when the college police department's dispatch center g
minutes. for now reporting live in pacifica, abc7 news. >> moderate rain but you are certainly getting wet out there. thank you. >> yes. >> the weather has been causing problems all over the bay area. one of the biggest was at the corner of 17th of potrero in san francisco. john alston said it will take a few days to clean up the mess afro's storm toppled a gas station's canopy, along with a tree. >> it could have been much worse when a large canopy toppled next to the gas pump on 17th and potrero. public works will remove ranches from a tree that crashed through the window of a parked car that had broken down next to the gas station friday night. >> i'm thank god that none of us got killed sitting in the car because we were sitting in car last night. >> the square, metal post that held up the covering snapped during a strong rainstorm about 3:30 in the afternoon. the fire department thinks it crashed down after a ranch from the tree landed on top of the metal structure. gas station clerk hit the automatic shut off valve and cut electrical power to the pump. >> i heard something, a know, a
>>> you're watching the station that works for you, now, abc # news 569:30. >>> they spent sunday in session. now in church but your prayersfor a solution to the fiscal cliff have not been answered. the latest on the last-minute wrangling. a holiday trip turns care scry -- scarey for two 12-year-old boys. how they ended up knee deep in the swamp. how kids can use their smart phone but a mom typed up a 18 point contract for her kid. over the top or something you should try? >>> but first we begin tonight with the winds that camewhipping through the area but are they going to stick around. we had the know. mike masco is here with the answer. what about the wind and cold. will we see it for a wild. >> the wind no the cold yes. that means bundle up. look at the shot downtown. dry and clear and 40 in the city. outlying areas into the 30s. eldersburg is close to the freezing mark many into the 20s going into tonight. the hour by hour forecast through the night. cold and 26 degrees. we wake up to 24 and pretty cold conditions. a little wind chill with a breeze that will come in. and then
to abc7 news the charity says, quote, the salvation army believes all people are equal regardless of sexual orientation. we firmly oppose mistreatment of lgbt persons. banning the donation boxes ultimately will be up to university officials. reporting leave in berkeley, abc7 news. >> thank you, kera. owing land police are trying to find a kill who are shot a man to death in broad day light near the square. it happened yesterday. it was the third homicide this weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place a few blocks to the entrance of the square where she just attended a social event. >> i feel unsafe in oakland. there's a lot going on and i'm afraid for my children to walk by themselves. i feel it's not older, younger, no one is safe. >> the crime scene is only about four blocks from police headquarters. officers happened to be in the middle of ro
where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you u >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now on the 600 block of east 18th street. there is no word yet on the condition of the victims. again four people shot. no arrests have been made to this point. new at 11:00, a bizarre kidnapping and a dari
operating in oakland and san jose. it's a case heard before a magistrate today. abc 7 news is in the newsroom for us. >> in july, prosecutors zeroed in on the health center by targeting building owners. harborside attorney says whatever the judge decides will affect other cannibis dispensaries in cal and across the country. the federal government calls harborside a super store. it's largest medicalsbkç marijua dispensary in the nation with more than 100,000 patients visiting two locations. one in san jose, and this main facility in oakland. >> this year, we will contribute close to $4 million in combined revenue. we have been a benefit, not just to patients but the community. >> the city of oakland has taken the unprecedented step of suing the federal government to prevent harborside from being shut down. what that s.at stake is mer than just money, it's also about public safety. >> they wouldg-8ñ be sell investigated to the back)éx9> alleyways. then we have to divert police resources to address the criminal activity. >> but activity on the fed radar is what's happening
and daughter were not injured during the ordeal. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> a barricade situation in adelphi has ended peacefully. the standoff began late monday night after u.s. marshals tried to serve a warrant at an apartment on greenwich which drives. he was considered armed and dangerous. he was taken into custody around 6:00 a.m. m county police searching for man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenager. the man posed as a cable company employee in and threatened a 15- year-old girl to get into the home on echo court in woodbrige. he is believed to be in his 20s with a mediumh buildae at knifepoint. he was wearing black dress shoes. >> it's going to be another heartbreaking day in newtown as more children are laid to rest. >> other schools in newtown every open for the first time since the shooting. tahman bradley has the latest from connecticut. >> today will be another difficult day for residents in newtown, as the greeks didn't -- as the grief-stricken community gathers for more funerals. we also know that 6-year-old emily parker will be buried back in her home state of utah. a s
. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you up-to-date. >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now on the 600 block of east 18th street. there is no word yet on the condition of the victims. again four people shot. no arrests have been made to this point. new at 11:00, a bizarre kidnapping and a daring escape in the south bay. a handyman was th
, lilian kim, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> now to the north bay where the rising floodwaters have closed part of highway 12 and highway 121. cornell bernard is live in sonoma county with the latest. cornell? >> the storm left a lot of flooding in its wake. this is highway 12 at 121. a major intersection, still completely underwater as you can see tonight. elsewhere flood warnings remain in affect. after the storm the rain swollen creek over flowed its banks. and this was the result. highway 12 and 121 became a virtual lake. the rapid runoff flooded nearby vineyards. in napa, a flood warning is in affect prompting the closure of the downtown riverfront prom nad. promnade. it sent them scrambling to higher ground. >> what do you think? >> i don't think it is going to go over. i don't think so. it is not high enough. >> local folks are cautiously watching the river. it is expected to crest at 16 and a half feet downtown by christmas eve, but not expected to reach flood stage of 18 feet. >> we are supposed to have cloudy and sunny tomorrow. the river is high, much higher than normal. but it
jose city college. abc7 news reporter john alston is there live with the latest for us. john? >> carolyn, that all clear came at 7:45. no shots were fired. no gunman was found. for about four hours, no one was quite sure. heavily-armed officers from san jose city college and the city police department swarmed over the campus where hundreds of students were in the middle of their exienl exams. their final exams. the officers searched all five floors of the technology building. >> the scarest part of the evening was when the police came in with their guns basically up. >> on the third floor were journalism students from the san jose college times who took pictures as the drama unfolded. reporters and photographers with the best vantage point. >> they came through the side door, the adjoining classroom and ordered us hands up, drop your cameras, drop whatever you are doing. at which point they told us what they were going to do. they were going to frisk us, check our bags and let us out. >> the search began around 4:30 when the college police department's dispatch center got a c
another wave of rain coming at us. reporting live in the north bay, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. hundreds of people in the santa cruz mountains are without power. downed power lines mean highway 9 is still shutdown as well. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana continues our live coverage. sergio? >> the majority of those people who still are without power are in the community of ben loman. a tree came down and knocked down a power line right through town. pg&e crews are working late into the night to get power restored on this stretch of highway 9. this is what's left of the tree that came down earlier this morning and took out a power line. it has been cutaway by power crews and a few yards up the road one building has electricity. >> up here when you get a chance you try to get ahead of the ballgame. a lot of us have small generators. >> his generator is humming along at his general store, but some neighbors are making do with tiki lamps. >> this is our first for the year. usually they don't hit until january, february, but this time they caught us a little early. >> highway
at that news conference on abc7 news. >>> that grieving community in newtown came together for a vigil. they shared their stories and the sense of loss. a doctor who helped treat victims is deeply shaken by what he experienced. >> this is the darkest thing i ever walked into by far. i have been through medical training which is -- which has taught me a lot about dealing with stressful situations and this is the darkest thing that i have ever experienced in my life. very traumatic. just horrific. >> and there was a church service there to give the people a chance for spiritual healing. there was a growing memorial, flowers and messages as people reached out to try to support one another. the bay area is grieving and offering condolences to the innocent victims who died at the school. at this morning's mass at saint mary's cathedral, there was a moment of silence and reflection. abc7 news reporter kyra clabber is live to -- clapper is live to give us the details. >> i am pretty sure it is safe to say it is going on across the country as people go to their places of worship. as you mentio
reported the shooter has been identified as adam lanza. this is a picture of him from 2005 abc news reports he gained access to the school by breaking a glass window near the front door. a few hours from now a prayer vigil is expect to do take place in san francisco as the aids memorial grove. vigils popped up all over the country including this one at mill valley where 20 people turned out to remember the victims in connecticut. we have more on another vigil held in walnut creek last night. >>> this candlelight vigil came together within just a few hours. organizer ashley month refelt compelled to do something after watching news reports through out the day. >> our hearts are broken but when we gather here like this it shows our spirits aren't broken. >> among those in the crowd were elementary aged students. >> did you hear it through a friend or on the phone? >> i heard it from my mom. >> his mother tells me he had a conversation with them about the shooting in connecticut when she picked him up from school. >> i thought it was important for them to know what happened. usually i try to s
'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there was some smoke damage to the house next to it. one person has been confirmed dead, and they are finishing up at the scene. the fire officials tell me they
to abc2news.com. >> roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >> news of the mass murder reached the arj bishop of -- archbishop of baltimore in rome. jeff has more on that story tonight. >> music filled the st. francis chapel at the medical center where the archbishop of baltimore, william lor welcomes the sight to reflect on the shooting. the shooting was in a community where he spent 11 years it's a community i know well and i know many people there and am very fond of the community so the news struck home very personally to me. these arepeople whom i know and whom i served for many years the archbishop says he spent years working with the mon senior of the church there and he or daned two priests there who have counselled families since the day of the shooting and now prepare to lay some of a-their little ones to rest at least six that i know of and yes there will be six funerals that i know of at the parish between now and saturday. what tremendous pain and sadness that is yet i think we draw strength as we gather to pray. >> he left those gathered at the chapel with a message of pair.
sweeney, abc7 news. >>> new information on homicide investigation in the east bay, a story we brought you last night at 11. sheriff investigators responded to i-680 on-ramp at concord avenue they found 47-year-old man who died at the scene. the sheriff's office says they have a suspect in custody. 38-year-old james reilly is being held on one million dollars bail. no word on how man died. >>> new information this morning on fatal san francisco fire investigators tell abc7 news the victim was a woman in her 60s. the fire started 8:30 last night on st. charles avenue in ingleside heights they found the woman's body on the second floor flames burned through the garage and up from there the fire is not believed to have been suspicion. >>> oakland police looking for a hit-and-run driver, a woman who hit a formed officer and the car took off. it happened behind the oakland police station midnight. the lieutenant was in the crosswalk when he was hit. when the light turned green the woman started through the intersection, knocking him on to the hood of her car. the officer suffered bumps and bruises.
,000. according to the investigators, more arrests are expected. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> new information on homicide investigation in the east bay, a story we brought you last night at 11. sheriff investigators responded to i-680 on-ramp at concord avenue they found 47-year-old man who died at the scene. the sheriff's office says they have a suspect in custody. 38-year-old james reilly is being held on one million dollars bail. no word on how man died. >>> new information this morning on fatal san francisco fire investigators tell abc7 news the victim was a woman in her 60s. the fire started 8:30 last night on st. charles avenue in ingleside heights they found the woman's body on the second floor flames burned through the garage and up from there the fire is not believed to have been suspicion. >>> oakland police looking for a hit-and-run driver, a woman who hit a formed officer and the car took off. it happened behind the oakland police station midnight. the lieutenant was in the crosswalk when he was hit. when the light turned green the woman started through the intersection, knocking
year, there were 50. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> a number of tributes to the newtown victims are planned for tomorrow a week after the shooting. >> church as cross the country, include something here in the bay area will ring bells 26 times. beginning at 9:30 in the morning that. is one ring for each person killed. number of web sites planning to go dark for a minute, a pop up will be featured asking visitors to pause, and remember their victims. >> abc news will air a special report tomorrow morning and will stream that special report for you live at abc 7 news.com. and you can express your sympathy by posting this badge on your facebook wall. be sure to stay with us for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shootings. >> people in a normally quiet hayward apartment building dealing with a murder today it happened in the middle of the day in a parking lot there. police have little to go on. this murder forced the shut down of two schools. >> sky 7 hd was over the parking lot shortly after the shooting took place, witness dz not want to give their names. >> heard a gu
for the following year. cheryl conner, abc2news. >>> we will make it easy for you. log to abc2news.com and you will find the link there. >>> take a look, you can see the clock is ticking all the way down to the end of the. the president and the senate was back in dc trying to find common ground. the house comes back sunday but the deadline is close and pessima bounces. >> the taxes may go up, we have a story on the web site that explains it, go to abc2news.com and look for how the fiscal cliff will affect you, read it. it is important stuff. >>> new tonight, maryland winners are nothing to mess around with and here is a good reminder. the state has recorded its first hypothermia death, a man believed to be 65 years died earlier this month in frederick county. that's all the state blands to tell 15 people died from hypoth last year. >>> this is something that you will only see on abc2news.com. this is the face of a mother that just got some of the best news of her life. abc2news was interviewing her about her missing daughter when she got the call she is safe. 17-year-old arielle was missing fi
to decide whether to ban those two clothing donation bins. reporting live in berkeley, abc7 news. >> all right. we will monitor those developments. thank you. today is the first day many saim sex couples can legally marry under a new law in washington state. voters approved saim section marriage last month and the new law took effect on thursday when people lined up for marriage licenses. washington law requires all couples wait three days to get hitched, meaning today is the first day same sex weddings can take place. three days is not a long delay for some couples who say they have waited for decades for this day to arrive. >>> oakland police are trying to find a killer who shot a man to death in broad daylight in jack london square. it happened yesterday. it was the third homicide this weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place a few blocks to the en
of the politic autos abc 7 news viewers expressing condolences to those touched by the tragedy on our face book page, we invite to you share your thoughts. >> but it's very difficult to express with words how devastating this tragedy is. >> yes. wayne freedman shows us the moments of raw emotion today, between headlines. >> this is the day when the names sandy hook elementary school and newtown, connecticut changed forever. once obscure, they're now infamous. >> like you, you know, you read it in the paper and see it in the news, you're like, oh, my god, then, you heard something happened close to home. it's like... i think i'm still in shock. >> but relieved shock as difficult as this story is too believe, imagine living it. learning your child's fate in bits and pieces. >> my neighbor heard gunshots. and then, i just said to her don't worry. she said no. i called the school, no one answered. >> someone came into the room and shotju4u a teacher. that is all i know. sorry. >> i just heard the principal was shot and killed. i heard kids were shot. i -- a teacher, miss ham ons was shotted. >> th
areas there is a moderate ranger of avalanches. live in truckee, abc 7 news. >> john, thank you very much. >> rainfall totals from storms. sandhya? >> looking at live doppler 7 we're seeing isolated showers at this hour, just southeast, you can see light returns here. heading down towards hills, still a pop up shower showing up, rainfall in last 12 hours, san francisco more than an inch. 63 in santa rosa. towards east bay, oakland close to an inch there. san jose, 61/100ths6 rain. you're going get a chance to dry out. break is coming up but another storm will be returning. i'll let you know timing of the storm and a look at your new year's eve forecast coming up. >> days of rain taking a toll on hill slides. this tree came down in burlingame neighborhood, a video sent to you reports blocked roads. and here is one being taken down in berkly. after part of it fell across some phone line was a car carred below. and tonight abc 7 news is live in mill valley with, in marin county with a look at the storm story. cornell? >> yes. you know so many hills and mountains and that is part of the
there are check points in san francisco, pacifica, redwood city, mountain view and san jose. abc7 news reporter alan wong reports from san rafael. >> around the bay area law enforcement agencies are conducting driver's license checks and, if needed, a sobriety test. >> do what you have to do but don't drink and drive. >> apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas the chp made 1,171 dui arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fatalities were up more than double during this period. 39 compared to 14 last year. >> you know, i think people are a little more depressed this year. i think they are going out trying to find a relief for whatever pressures they have. >> i know a few. >> ben smith said he has friends who have had to pay the price for a dui arrest. >> it's expensive. i'm hearing different numbers. last time that i had a buddy, like $6,000 or something like that. i've heard $10,000. >> businesses, like the pier 15 restaurant and bar, say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. they say it's worth it for both patron and customer. >> that's w
. >> in a statement to abc7 news, the charity says, quote, the salvation army believes all people are equal, regardless of sexual orientation. we firmly oppose mistreatment of those persons. reporting live, abc7 news. >>> thank you, career. >> yesterday afternoon in oakland on third street between broadway and frankly was the third homicide this weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place place a few blocks to the entrance of the square where she just attended a social event. >> i feel unsafe in oakland. there's a lot going on and i'm afraid for my children to walk by themselves. i feel it's not older, younger, no one is safe. >> the crime scene is only about four blocks from police headquarters. officers happened to be in the middle of roll call and they got here rather quickly. >> they found a man in the middle of third street who was shot to death by app
was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun the village. one of her appointments failed to show up yesterday. he was one of the little boys killed at the school. >> they would just -- they were just adorable, happy, funny kids. >> and today even more disturbing details emerged about what happened at sandy hook elementary. state police reveal lanza fired hundreds of rounds in the
another storm is moving in. we have team coverage of our storm watch. abc7 news is in pacifica but we will start things off with a quick first look at the whether with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, carolyn. good morning. hi, everyone. look at light rain in san francisco. the winds continue to pick up around the bay. we are expecting a strong cold front to sweep through the bay area later on this morning into the early afternoon hours. the wind advisory up through 1:00 and that's when we will continue to see the rain ease out south of the bay. right now it's well to the north. so lock at live doppler 7hd in the north bay. shows moderate to heavy rain from bodega bay. wind gusts have been continuing to increase to 25 and 30 miles an hour along the coast. the south winds also into the south bay. hayward reporting wind gusts of 23 miles an hour. out towards walnut creek in berkeley, some lighter rain, through 580 and 80 this morning. you see the peninsula and parts of the east bay with a break. not a blot of action now but the rain continues to be pushed up against the santa
, we will update you. nick smith, abc7 news. >>> president obama has set a deadline for gun control recommendations and he's not wasting time. other high profile calls to action out of washington today in the wake of the deadly connecticut school tragedy. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: lawmakers are asking for everything from military protection on school campuses to bans on weapons and ammunition. a single message of safety from many voices. with 20 elementary school children and six educators shot to death with a semi-automatic rifle in connecticut, president obama is taking steps to reduce gun violence. >> the president: i've asked the vice president to lead an effort to includes members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals, no later than january, propose 5s that i intend to push without delay. -- >> reporter: lawmakers made their own proposals, nancy pelosi and fellow house democrats are calling for the swift passage of a bill which would ban assault magazines. representative mccarthy of new york who lost her h
will update you. nick smith, abc7 news. >>> president obama has set a deadline for gun control recommendations and he's not wasting time. other high profile calls to action out of washington today in the wake of the deadly connecticut school tragedy. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: lawmakers are asking for everything from military protection on school campuses to bans on weapons and ammunition. a single message of safety from many voices. with 20 elementary school children and six educators shot to death with a semi-automatic rifle in connecticut, president obama is taking steps to reduce gun violence. >> the president: i've asked the vice president to lead an effort to includes members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals, no later than january, propose 5s that i intend to push without delay. -- >> reporter: lawmakers made their own proposals, nancy pelosi and fellow house democrats are calling for the swift passage of a bill which would ban assault magazines. representative mccarthy of new york who lost her husband and merel
s through night on this story. >>> but we move next here to an abc news exclusive. the president sat down with abc's barbara walters at the white house this afternoon. and he said something about syria that signals a whole new day for the u.s. barbara walters is here right now with what happened at the white house today. barbara? >> reporter: just a year ago this month, i met with president assad in damascus and i questioned him about the slaughter of his people. since then, 40,000 people have been killed. well, today, president obama had some big news. for the first time, he is putting the syrian opposition on the path to be recognized as the new government if and when assad falls. i'd like to talk about syria. do you plan to recognize the opposition and give them some legitimacy? >> we've made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people, in opposition to the assad regime, and so we will provide them recognition and o
't think that's a positive example for children. >> reporter: our new abc washington news post pole shows a majority of americans continue to favor more restrictions on gun ownership. that may be the reason other americans are flocking to gun stores. shelves empty just this week at this north carolina store. >> we've never seen anything like this. we have the christmas business, the hunting season business, and now we have the political business. >> lapierre was pressed time and time again whether he would agree to one change in gun law, he either refused to answer or changed the subject. he finished by saying the gun is the tool. the problem is the criminal. >> let me ask you about another washington story. we're nine days away from going over the fiscal cliff. any progress to speak of today? >> there are a number of members of congress today asking that the president and the speaker try one more time. both republicans and democrats in the senate are saying the chances of that big debt-reducing deal really are lost. it's now a small deal, they expect it out of the senate probably later t
now, abc2 news at 11:00. >> we all handed our kids over o him. now he's charge with raping a teenage girl. >> and that winter chill is back, but how long will it stay? i will have maryland's most accurate forecast. >> and find out how one man turned his video game house into a store. >> big christmas trees are going pink. you can help. >> we begin now with you developments in the case of adalat mother city school employee charged with raping a 15-year-old girl. >> that girl is now pregnant with the child. christian schaffer has been following the story. he has the late e. >> very parents got a chance to vicinity tonight. that suspect, shawn nolan was a contractor. his duties appear to have extended far beyond. >> this is shawn nolan's office on the first floor of hazel wood elementary. inside the office. he councilled students and handed out disciplines. >> he was a hall monitor. >> hall monitor, temporary support employee. no one seemed to be sure just what his job was. now, he faces criminal charges where police say he had a sexual relationship with a 15- year-old girl. t
something that will point to a motive. authorities have told abc news that the weapons used were purchased by nancy, between 2010 and 2012. according to the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms, adam visited shooting ranges several times in recent years, at least one time with his mother. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> bay area man in custody accused of making threats about the mass shooting online. fairfield police arrested him at his home. police say friday he posted comments that he supported the shooter in sandy hook and had thoughts about doing something similar. police will pursue felony charges for making criminal threats. he has now apologized on his facebook page. >>> connecticut tragedy and gun control debate has thread to increase in gun sales across the country and here in the bay area. cornell bernard has that story. >> reporter: it was a busy weekend in novato where gun sales have increased since the connecticut school shooting. the owner won't say how many guns were sold other dealers report record sales nationwide handguns and shotguns are selling quickly. >> once the po
districts re-examining their procedures. >> abc 7 news checked in with the millbrae school district. today. leanne? >> well, carolyn, you know the school district says it has a solid security plan in place, they have been talking with parents since friday. a tailor middle school, security measures are updated rigly. locks to each room changed about a year ago, protecting those inside from an intruder, narrow windows are covered. the millbrae school district has four elementary schools, each of them has an emergency security plan. >> we have monthly drills and we're not talking just about fire drills but we also do lock down drills as well. .jx&lyy, police is present during a lock down drill. >> every month, those drills are reviewed. is this ongoing communication. >> the sheriff's office work was the schools visiting them once per week. >> i meet with the principal. and determine if they have needs with the school. on types of training and problems throughout the school. >> the millbrae school district acknowledge interested there is room for improvement. the district notifies parents it w
for a man who mugged a woman and then killed her dog. as abc7 news reporter tells us, a witness is offering a reward to catch the attacker. >> she was driving through on friday. she agreed to tell us what happened if we didn't reveal her identity because she's worried for her safety. she pulled over and couldn't find her phone and needed to look on the passenger side. >> so i got in my car and walked around. >> in the front seat was her dog, a 12-year-old dog. and he started barking because a man grabbed her. >> by the car and he took out my money. >> he turned his attention to the doc because he seemed angry that the victim only had $5.00 in her pocket. >> he looked at me with a blank look on his face, and he said i'm going to kill your [bleep] dog. >> after a struggle he snatched the dog out of the car. >> he put roxy over his head and threw her towards incoming traffic. >> roxy survived being thumped on the pavement but she was later put down because she cuffed major injuries. >> police are starting to collect data in the investigation. one witness saw it. >> she's really small and he wa
, just go go to our web site and click see it on tv. abc 7 news. >> thank you a candle light vigil will be held tonight from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. in pleasanton that. is a 3400 dennis drive. we'll have live coverage on abc 7 news at 6:00. and please, stay with us for continuing coverage of the connecticut school tragedy. coming up on world news, with diane sawyer, backlash against those that profit from the sale of assault weapons right after this naflt at 5:30. >> the coldest night of the season is headed our way. so get ready to bundle up. >> yes. we're in for a chill. right now, clear skies over the bay area z those clear skies will allow temperatures to plummet tonight. the freeze warning is in effect from 3:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. for north bay hills and valleys. low temperatures ranging from 2025 to 30 degrees and there is a possibility of freeze damage to crops and vegetation. foremost of the remainder. bay area, a frost advise very in effect from 3:00 until 8:00. temperatures ranging from about 28 to 34 degrees just above freezing in the mildest spots. sensitive plants at ri
to head the school. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school tragedy in newtown. tonight a special edition of nightline a day in the life of the american gun the stories behind guns used by police, gun enthusiasts and criminals right after the abc7 news at 11. >>> some parts of the bay area woke up to freezing temperatures. >> this was sent in by someone who woke up to a frozen fountain in danville, that's ice. >> right now more rain on the way. meteorologist mike nicco joins us live. >>> here we go, good morning, cloud cover, high clouds coming in radar returns showing up on live doppler as it peers into the clouds still undercut by the dry air that brought chilly temperatures this morning. ukiah reported light rain last hour, you have to go to boonville to get a 10th of an inch in the coast and mountains. radar returns are light blue, evaporated before it reaches the ground. where raining is to the north and it looks more impressive returns than what is reaching the ground moderate rain in eureka and heavy snow into the mountain
's the city's first snowstorm of the season. many are bracing for more to come. john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> all right, thanks, john. >>> one area of severe weather to keep an eye on. accuweather meteorologist andrew baglini has the latest. good morning, andrew. >> while most of the nation will seem relatively tranquil for the holidays, we're tracking one disturbance that will give us bad weather. eastern texas around the houston area, thunderstorms will pop up. that spreads eastward throughout christmas tuesday. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, interstates 10 and 20, large hail, damaging wind gusts, torrential downpours, the throat for a tornado. a destructive storm system on this tuesday. the highest threat for tornadoes around new orleans, mobile, interstate 10 northward into the panhandle of florida. definitely be on alert throughout the christmas tuesday. good snow across portions of the plains. >> i hate to see rough weather this time of the year. folks hitting the road and holidays. yeah. >>> let's look at weather from across the country on this christmas eve. last-m
manager told us, yesterday certainly qualified as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> what a crazy tame over the weekend. thank goodness for the calm weather we needed to dry out but won't last long. spencer has yet more rain spencer on our door step. >> indeed dan here's live doppler 7 hd. early this evening we had a large area of moisture well to the north up around mendocino county dissipated right now but still noise our north moving in our direction. give you a lack at conditions tm morning beginning at the start of rush hour 5:00 o'clock tomorrow morning start the fork animation at that point probably light rain up around santa rosa, perhaps as far south as san rafael. notice 5 to 7:00 a.m. we see the rain remaining in the north bay. don't expect to drop down below the golden gate. as a matter of fact it break up a little bit. 80's of rain early morning hours as we continue now to about 9:00 o'clock tomorrow morning. we see it retreat ago bit farther north back up to around santa rosa and points north of santa rosa so for virtually all the morning hours the rain will
to survive. abc 7 news. and after being run over by three people bloorizing his home, he was out walking his dog about 3:00 this afternoon. he got back and he saw two men and a woman ransacking his house, he tried to intervene. one man punched him, another hit him, run into him and no word yet on his condition. >> let's talk about the weather. here comes rain again. we want to check in with sandhya pat dwrol see what is on live doppler 7 hd. >> we have our own radar. and the first signs of the storm just northwest of ukiah. it's still just clouds that are rolling in to the bay area, looking north, this is where rain is falling. crescent city, and eureka. and this is governoring to be heading down towards bay area, let's give you a quick view. you'll notice cloud cover. rain line up by yu kaia tonight. heading into 9:00, 10:00, or 11:00 we'll see fronts moving south and east. we'll see rainfall. rainfall by midnight is letting up to the but east bay, south bay towards santa cruz mountainski2Ñ getting light rai. our live doppler 7 hd once again will be tracking the storm. i'll be back with de
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